Hibiscus attacked by small flies now no leaves
My indoor hibiscus was doing wonderful until last Fall when it appeared that the leaves were wilting and eventually dying off. I spotted small little flies all over the plant. I washed it off with a dishsoap rinse but all leaves/flowers died. Should I toss it now that it is just a brown shell of it's old self or is there anything I can do to get it to grow leaves and bloom again?
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I suspect that the small flies you saw were fungus gnats. These adults don't cause damage to the plant, but their larvae live in the soil and can feed on the roots, causing damage to the plant. It's often an indication that the soil is being kept too moist.
If your hibiscus hasn't resprouted by now, it likely is dead, and should be discarded.

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